PRE OR AFTER CRUISE VIP TOUR IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS SHOPPING TOUR
The V.I.P tour is a nice way to travel, you make a transfer with a small tour included. Pre Cruise or After cruise. Airport transfers and tours.
Usually the tour lasts an average of 4 hours, including any travel time.
From or to the port of Civitavecchia:
- CASTLE OF THE LAKE
- THE BURG OF CERI
From or to the Airport of Rome:
- ANCIENT OSTIA (Walking tour 02,00 hours)
- ROME CITY TOUR
Lunch stop at the customer's expense.
Each additional hour to the fee will be charged in Total at a cost of Euro 50.00 per hour.
In 1833 Don Alessandro Torlonia buy Ceri to which he has a special fondness: It's a quiet place that allows him to rest, to go hunting and to seek antiquity; It acquires land and buildings by the owners left and begins demolition which will change the face of the village and the garden attached to the building.
The prince died in 1886.
Skip the big war, we in the fifties, the estate disappears and the Ente Maremma puts in place the reform Fondiaria.
As it appears today's castle Ceri with the adjoining garden, is largely due to the radical conversion work carried out by Don Alessandro Torlonia after purchasing the Odescalchi in 1883, along with much of the ancient village of Ceri and the who constitute a vast territory surrounding agricultural estates administered until the years in which the land reform will be expropriated, divided into lots and distributed to the recipients, former seasonal agricultural workers and / or former employees of the administration Torlonia.
Our driver will be ready in the waiting room of the hotel, under the ship or to the waiting room of the airport, to guide you around the city with the van or the car you booked.
Each stop provides a certain amount of time to visit the monument of the square or the museum as needed required. then leave for the next stop.
Following the route established from time to time you can make a bit of shopping or a coffee break in Italy which usually lasts a few fitted though.
It will instead be arranged with the driver any lunch break to taste the different specialties.
Usually the tour lasts an average of 4 hours ,including any travel time.
Not far from Ceri perched on top of the volcanic lake we reach Bracciano,which is an Italian town of 19,290 inhabitants in the province of Rome in Lazio.
About 40 km north of the capital, in a dominant position on the lake , also called Lake is located on the Sabatino.
Bracciano Sabatini heights of the mountains , on the western ridge of the ancient volcano Sabatino , from which he originated the lake Bracciano. The visit to the castle can also be booked with a guide in English Language.
The castle was built by Braccio da Montone (Family arms) then switched to the Orsini militant arm of the troops , at the request of Pope Martin V (1918). It is currently owned by the Odescalchi family, who own the Orsini took over the lordship of Bracciano in the late seventeenth century.
The castle is now a place of entertainment and also houses a museum , opened in 1952 by Ilvio Odescalchi.Nel 1696 the Orsini Odescalchi entered the ancient family of origin Como , whose prestige town increased considerably when one of its members ascended the papal throne the name of Innocent XI.
The Lake Bracciano, originally also called Lake Sabatino is a lake of volcanic origin located in the north of the province of Rome.
Its area of 57.5 km ² makes it the eighth largest Italian lake (the third of central Italy after the lake Trasimeno and Bolsena).
Its maximum depth of 164 meters, in turn, makes it the sixth largest Italian lake depth (the second of central Italy after Lake Albano).
The lake has no islands and has a small outlet in the River Arrochar, which originates on the southeast coast and flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea in the locality Maccarese.
Two kilometers to the east of the lake is the smallest lake of Martignano, also of volcanic origin.
The present village was founded in 1236 on a previous small village dating back to the seventh century when the inhabitants of nearby Caere (Cerveteri) abandoned it to move to a position better defense of course.
At the new center they named Caere Novum (now simply Ceri, not to be confused with the town of Cerenova, the village of Marina di Cerveteri), to distinguish it from the old city, Caere Vetus (now Cerveteri). In the same period, for safety reasons, it was built the castle that towers to defend the village.
Ceri is a hamlet of the town of Cerveteri , in the province of Rome. The village lies on a plateau tuff at a short distance from Cerveteri.
You can visit at any time of the year and combined with a visit of the castle of Bracciano is perfect as a day tour from Rome but also as a pre cruise or after the cruise.
The countryside around the village have a pleasant appearance typical of the Roman countryside , with intense agricultural activity .
Between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Ceri century was dominated by the Normans, to become the property of some of the great Roman families : from Anguillara ( of which he was an exponent Renzo da Ceri) to Cesi, the Borromeo , the Odescalchi and finally to the Torlonia , which in large part are still owners.
In the main square of the village is the church of Our Lady of Candles in the place where once there was the cult of the goddess Vesta .
It is said the earliest times, when the community Etruscan-Roman was converted to Christianity, the church of Ceri was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, as can be seen from the large painting of the apse, and that around 370 about was dedicated to the saint martyr Felix II as the oldest sources lead back to the hamlet of Ceri as a place of his martyrdom.
Of this church as we can find the oldest part of the apse period prior to the '300, and very old frescoes with biblical scenes, figures of saints and scenes of the kitchen, fighting devils and a chimera places on the base of the right wall, very ancient.
In 1980 , during a restoration , on a building wall came to light of the frescoes of the Roman School dating from the twelfth century and depicting scenes from the Old Testament and stories from the life of St. Sylvester.